Jason Spezza Reunites With Kyle Dubas In Pittsburgh

Jason Spezza wasted no time following Kyle Dubas to Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a significant move to strengthen their front office by appointing Jason Spezza as their new assistant general manager.

This hiring reunites Spezza with former colleague Kyle Dubas, who now serves as the team's president of hockey operations.

Spezza, who previously held a similar role with the Toronto Maple Leafs, joins the Penguins after a successful season with the Leafs.

Having retired from his illustrious 19-year NHL playing career, Spezza made a seamless transition to the management side of the game.

During his time as a special assistant to the general manager in Toronto, he showcased his strong work ethic, inquisitive nature, and ability to forge valuable relationships.

Now, in his new role with the Penguins, Spezza will report directly to Dubas and provide support across various departments within hockey operations.

The Penguins organization is thrilled to have Spezza on board, recognizing his wealth of experience and dedication to the game.

His appointment comes at a time when the Maple Leafs chose not to renew Kyle Dubas' contract, leading to his subsequent hiring as the Penguins' president of hockey operations.

With this dynamic duo at the helm, the Penguins hope to foster a more collaborative and cohesive environment throughout the entire organization, from the front office to the coaching staff and playing roster.

Although the general manager position remains vacant, Dubas will temporarily assume those responsibilities as the Penguins continue their search for the right candidate.

The team is eager to leverage Spezza's fresh perspective and insights as they aim for sustained success in the ever-competitive world of professional hockey. Photo Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports